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  Working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.    
  In this November 2017 Issue:    
  Engage Your Board in Dynamic Governance and Fundraising    
  with Chuck Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate    
  Friday, January 26, 2018    
   Early Bird rate and group discount available!    
  LEAD Brevard Announces the 2018 Top 12 4 Under 40 Finalists!    
  2018 Leadership Awards and 4 Under 40 Recognition    
  Save the Date: Friday, February 9, 2018    
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  Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 Session Update    
  LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!      
  Share your story: "I am LEAD Brevard"    
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LEAD Brevard’s signature fundraiser; the Leadership Awards and 4 Under 40 Recognition recognizes a group of 12 finalists under the age of 40 selected from a pool of nominees representing a cross-section of young professionals working in Brevard’s businesses, public and nonprofit sectors.   All 12 finalists are featured during the event with the Top ‘4 Under 40’ receiving special recognition. 

At this signature fundraiser, LEAD Brevard also recognizes the recipient of the 
Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award

This event is a critical component of LEAD Brevard’s mission to attract and retain young professionals, helping to ensure that you have a creative and talented workforce in place.  A portion of your ticket purchase benefits the Leadership Brevard Scholarship Fund.

  2018 Leadership Awards & 4 Under 40 Recognition Event    
  Friday, February 9, 2018    
  Space Coast Convention Center    
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        Class of 2018 Session Update    


Leadership Brevard Class of 2018

It’s Not ALL fun and games…


Working together without alignment is cooperation, not collaboration.
               -Brant Menswar, Managing Partner, Banding People Together

Banding People Together (BPT) is a performance improvement company consisting of a select group of ‘rock stars’ that help organizations align people and process to control business outcomes. Menswar is also an award winning singer/songwriter whose voice has been described as “gritty and magnificent” by industry titans like Billboard and Sirius/XM Radio.  Using BPT’s unique methodology blend of science and music, Brant led the class members on a path of understanding collaboration and their own blends of how they ‘sound’ when they collaborate. 

True collaboration is a process that creates alignment and increases productivity by amplifying the collective strengths of a group. 

Based on the Collaborative Harmony Index leadership assessment that measures collaborative behaviors; the Franks, Jimmie’s, Bruce’s and Lady Gaga’s were led through the explanation of ‘who do you sound like when you collaborate’?  This morning session outlined the concepts of Voice, Contributions and Commitment as necessary elements of true collaboration.   The website for more information on BPT is here:  www.bandingpeopletogether.com

Kristin Bakke, LEAD Brevard; Brant Menswar, Banding People Together; and Kristen Klein, LEAD Brevard

Buffet lunch on site at the Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center provided an opportunity for class members to compare notes about their collaborative style with others as they prepared for the afternoon activities. 

Ties That Bind, a Titusville group that facilitates the outdoor challenge (ropes) course at Canterbury was right on time (like always!) and organized the class into teams – ‘on the ground’ or ‘low ropes’ exercises and challenges were presented for each team to solve, using their leadership skills and newly acquired knowledge of their collaborative behaviors!   Low ropes led to high ropes for those that care to ‘push the envelope’ with support from Ties that Bind ground crews and other Leadership Brevard class mates.  It’s an atmosphere of personal accomplishment; no matter what level of challenge is chosen.  Check out the photos! 

Read through some of the responses we received as part of the evaluation of the day…and decide for yourself to join us next year (Leadership Brevard class 2019) if you’re not already an alumni! 

What assumptions did we challenge? What’s ‘new thinking’ for you as a result of today’s session?  

I can do anything!

I assume I know everything.  Always.  That has been challenged and proven incorrect.

New thinking -  That it is ok to show fear.

“That we know it” and we were wrong.

Underestimating the power of teamwork and celebration.  

That to be a leader, you have to be a ‘Frank’.  (e.g. I did it my way…)

Fear of failure.

Better understand myself and my team/co-workers based on the evaluation (Harmony Index)

Different leadership styles area needed for a well-rounded efficient team. 

Understanding each other’s communication styles improves collaboration.

We pushed through our limitations.

I assumed I was more in tune with my collaboration style.  I need to talk and listen more with my team.

The session concluded with a Leadership Brevard So-Social at World of Beer organized by members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018.  To further the connections and relationships in the Leadership Brevard program, members of the next 'best class' work together in teams to organize a social immediately following their Leadership Brevard session and invite alumni.  The October So-Social was sponsored by: Community Credit Union of Florida, GrayRobinson.P.A., Antoinette Unique Interiors, and Wuesthoff Hospital.

CLICK HERE to meet the Leadership Brevard Class of 2018

If you’re interested in being part of this dynamo of leadership next year, please let us know by visiting our web site http://www.leadbrevard.org/leadership-brevard/enrollment-information/ to pre register now!



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Friday Feature! "I am LEAD Brevard"
Dear Leadership Brevard Alumni – Share your Story – “I am LEAD Brevard” 
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The information you share will be used to tell the community – “Here’s what we have accomplished.”  

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